In acting this week to complete a $60-billion package of emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York region, Congress came face-to-face with the rising costs that climate change is imposing on the nation.
On this week's edition of CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis talked global energy policy with Chicago author Kari Leydersen. A well-respected Chicago reporter who Keri says the situation isn't simple.
That's right. Romney and Inhofe would rather let big polluters off the hook than protect our kids from a toxin that causes developmental delays and other serious conditions. So do the 46 Senators who voted on Wednesday to block the mercury and air toxin standards.
Today, President Obama announced new standards to reduce mercury, lead, and other dangerous pollution from power plants. Now dirty coal-fired plants that fought standards for decades will finally have to clean up their act.
It's an important moment for Americans who eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions that have polluted the nation's air and water.
The Rainforest Action Network has been campaigning to get the big Wall Street banks to quit funding coal and driving climate change for years now. So it may seem, on the face of it, like the Occupy Wall Street fight is not quite the same as our fight. But it really is.